Received in late June via Postcrossing “Quotations RR” – Kahlil Gibran group. It’s sent by the very nice host of this RR!! :D Thanks for the lovely card and quote Michelle!
I didn’t know Kahlil Gibran before joining this RR! >_< Here’s a bit about him:
Khalil Gibran (full Arabic name Gibran Khalil Gibran, sometimes spelled Kahlil;[a] Arabic: جبران خليل جبران / ALA-LC: Jubrān Khalīl Jubrān or Jibrān Khalīl Jibrān) (January 6, 1883 – April 10, 1931) was a Lebanese artist, poet, and writer.
Born in the town of Bsharri in the north of modern-day Lebanon (then part of Ottoman Mount Lebanon), as a young man he immigrated with his family to the United States, where he studied art and began his literary career, writing in both English and Arabic. In the Arab world, Gibran is regarded as a literary and political rebel. His romantic style was at the heart of a renaissance in modern Arabic literature, especially prose poetry, breaking away from the classical school. In Lebanon, he is still celebrated as a literary hero.
He is chiefly known in the English-speaking world for his 1923 book The Prophet, an early example of inspirational fiction including a series of philosophical essays written in poetic English prose. The book sold well despite a cool critical reception, gaining popularity in the 1930s and again especially in the 1960s counterculture. Gibran is the third best-selling poet of all time, behind Shakespeare and Lao-Tzu.
(Thanks Mr. Wiki! >_<)
I guess…I’m supposed to know him if I consider myself a bookworm and a literature lover?! >_<
Sticker stamps show us beauty and convenience cannot coexist. >_< I’ve never been a fan of sticker stamps….
Here’s the Kahlil Gibran quote chosen by Michelle:
“Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh and the greatness which does not bow before children.”
Very nice, isn’t it? :)